OPEN FOR TRADE: Dai Roberts outside his store at Fingal Head.
OPEN FOR TRADE: Dai Roberts outside his store at Fingal Head. Blainey Woodham Twemytown

Dai at heart of the town

FOR nine years, Dai Roberts has been greeting locals as they grab the morning paper or nip into the shop for those daily necessities.

The Fingal Trading Post is a lifeline for the locals.

Born in Sydney, Dai made the ultimate seachange in coming to Fingal Head.

"I had a holiday unit here and loved my time away from the big smoke," he said.

"Then one day, when the store became available I decided to make the jump.

"I haven't looked back. I love being here and love the people."

There isn't any shortage of character in the small village.

"It takes all kinds to make a world and we certainly have that at Fingal Head," Dai said.

"The only downside is the time spent working.

"I work long hours at the shop.

"But I get to meet some great people and enjoy a healthy lifestyle by the sea.

"It's all good."



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